Urban Planning Adviser

Queensland Rail

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Job Posted: 10/07/2018

Job Category:

Consulting / Government

Job description:

With approximately 6,500 staff, approximately $7 billion in assets and more than 6,500 kilometres of track, Queensland Rail (QR) is an integrated customer and rail infrastructure business servicing the passenger, tourism, resources and freight customer markets throughout Queensland. The organisation aims to be the safest, best performing and most customer focused railway in Australia.

We have an exciting permanent opportunity for an Urban Planning Adviser to join our Response and Recovery team. This position plays a critical role providing strategic input into Citytrain service planning as well as facilitating planning outcomes.

Responsibilities include:

  • Undertake research and evaluation of urban planning, land use, development and demographic impacts on transport demand, particularly rail-based public transport. Provide recommendations on approaches, sensitivity and variability of demographic and land use parameters on transport demand.
  • Ensure the appropriate incorporation and/or alignment of urban planning and land use policy and study recommendations, outcomes and strategic direction (internal and external) into Citytrain strategic service models.
  • Provide expert advice on urban planning and land use principles, methods, policies and approaches with particular regard to integration with transport planning.
  • Evaluate impact of land use and demographic data and forecasts on the provision of rail services.
  • Undertake spatial data analysis and visualisation of demographic and land use information.
  • Advise on economic, social and environmental sustainability measurements that validate long term benefits of future service proposals.

To be successful:

Tertiary qualifications in urban planning or related field with some experience in a transport or planning environment will be highly advantageous. You will need to have a demonstrated ability to work in an autonomous manner coupled with an ability to exercise initiative and independent judgement. In addition you will also need:

  • Extensive knowledge of urban and regional planning and land use methodologies, trends, policies, plans and studies, especially with regard to implications and integration with rail public transport policies and studies.
  • Sound level of skill in rail public transport operations planning in a high density metropolitan environment.
  • Substantial interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Substantial level of analytical, research, and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to travel intra and interstate as required.

Starting salary: $90,573 + superannuation

In addition to a generous superannuation scheme, Queensland Rail also offers free train travel to and from work on duty days and a healthy work/ life balance.

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The recruitment and selection process for this position may require the successful applicant to satisfactorily undertake a video screen and an alcohol and other drug test.

Apply to position number 75096 by clicking on the ‘Apply’ button. Please submit a resume and covering letter outlining relevant experience by 5.00pm, Wednesday 25th July, 2018.

Please address your cover letter to Rachel Groves, Senior Recruitment Adviser. To learn more about this Queensland Rail career opportunity phone 07 3072 1925 or email Please do not email your application; we can only accept applications received via our website.

Queensland Rail is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from non-English speaking backgrounds to apply for this position.